Thursday, December 6, 2012

~Kitchen Garden Inspiration and Simple & Sweet Fridays #40~

Stan and I designed two kitchen gardens
 near our house, so it would be easy to harvest.
We planted different varieties of vegetables and 
of course, cabbage.
It took us about 4 weeks of planning and 
working on both areas.
We did all the work ourselves.
Stan added more brick and stepping stones to the area. Then added
 soil, compost and rototilled.
We're looking forward to fresh salads and vegetables everyday this winter.
I took these photos this morning.
The cabbages are doing great and 
getting bigger day by day.
It's just the way we wanted it 
and it looks so pretty too!

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  1. What a beautiful garden!! I wish I had that beauty to look at from my back window!

    Thank you for hosting, too!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  2. Your kitchen gardens really are a work of art. So pretty!

  3. Loving your garden! I would love to spend some evening there. :)

    Thanks for hosting! Subscribed to your RSS.


  4. Hi Jody, your kitchen gardens are fabulous. I would be making salads everyday just about if I had one. :) Thanks for hosting Sweet & Simple Fridays. xo

  5. Wow! Your kitchen gardens are sooo lovely. There was obviously a lot of thought put into the designs. I'm a gardener myself, but our winters are snow covered so we're already looking forward to spring. Love those huge cabbages.. and sweet alyssum (that's what it looks like) is one of my favourites. Thanks so much for the feature! It's always a pleasure to join the party.
    Tuula :)

  6. I love your garden! That's one area I still have to dream about. Yours is so, so lovely and will be wonderful for this winter.
    Thanks so much for the feature! And, for hosting!
    Christmas Blessings,

  7. OMG THIS IS STUPENDOUS! THE COLORS! I'm sorry I'm not yelling with the cap,s I'm just super excited! I ADORE people who garden and this garden is SIMPLY STUNNING WITH THE COLORS~! I'm always trying to create gardens that grow veggies to eat all year from and I'm having a hard time in south Florida, as I'm not into chemical but I compost alot and use that but I'm still having one good year then not....I love this! Is that drip irrigation? I must look into that. I also do it in patches that are easy to access from all sections to get to what is growing. OMG I'm so loving this! I also have the same lion head fountain there, I spotted it :D, I put lights in the bottom tier, looks so nice at night. I keep it running since we got it years ago. I can't stop staring at the cabbages! they remind me of exotic huge green roses LOL....You deserve to be very proud of this, I wish everyone gardened their own foods! Loving it, lady

  8. That is such a great garden. I love the cabbage. It took a lot of work to get to this point and I can see the smiles on your faces. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

  9. Your gardens are wonderful you gave me some new ideas for when I redo my garden area next year. I have brick to go all around my garden boxes I'm just missing the boyfriend who's going to cooperate.

  10. You sure did a lot of work on your gardens, but is sure was worth it. They are so pretty and peaceful! Thanks for hosting!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  11. Your gardens are so cottage-y. Brilliant design. Thanks for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays.

  12. What a spectacular garden layout!

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!


  13. Oh it DOES look beautiful...the cabbages are almost like huge flowers : ) With everything dead here for the winter your garden is a refreshing feast for the eyes!

  14. Hi Jody...Hi Stan!
    I am in awe of your kitchen gardens. What an amazing team you are to design and plant something so beautiful and tasty! Your cabbages are huge and just as pretty as can be. I love all the brick work and couldn't help but notice those darling heart shaped stepping stones! Amazing...Simple amazing!
    Thank you for sharing your stunning accomplishment!
    Christmas blessings,

  15. Hi Jody and Stan - your gardens are awesome. The construction was well worth studying, I love seeing the underpinnings of gardens. Thank you for hosting and have a great week. Love your features this week too.

  16. I just can't get over how stunning your whole yard is!! Thanks so much for hosting this fun party! :)

  17. Thanks for featuring my Christmas porch! I envy your fresh veggies - we can only dream this time of year :-)

  18. Your gardens are so amazing! just linked up, thanks so much for hosting, Jody!

  19. Oh my goodness, do I love your new garden! What a joy it must be to enjoy it everyday! So pretty! Thank you for hosting your fun party and have a great weekend!

  20. Your kitchen garden is gorgeous, like an enchanted garden! You really planed it so much, it looks like an artwork! I'm so happy to be here at, S& thank you for having me.

  21. I really love your awesome garden! Thanks for hosting this party one again..

  22. Jody and Stan, I absolutely love your garden! What a transformation!! Now it's time for you to enjoy!!!

  23. Oh my do I have garden envy! That is the most amazing kitchen garden, so beautiful. Thank so much for hosting again this week, Laura

  24. Your garden is gorgeous!! I love it. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

  25. OMG ! Is it a real garden ? Just like heaven ! I would dream a garden like that, but I know I don't have a green hand as we say in France. thank you for you visit which allowed me to discover your blog and your party. So thank you for hosting . I'm your newest follower (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR)
    xoxo from PARIS where it's snowing to-day !

  26. Hi Jody. Okay, I'm officially jealous! We're just waiting for the snow and dreams of gardening are months away. Your garden looks amazing!!

  27. Oh my goodness... your kitchen gardens are works of art!!! You two are amazing. Lovely features - as always, and thanks for hosting!! :)

  28. beautiful...I have always wanted a kitchen garden that was so neatly planned and planted but it has always ended up being more of a cottage garden..LOL yours is so pretty....

  29. What an AMAZING garden you have created! The pics look like taken from a story book! Beautiful!

  30. your garden is a cooks delight. How can you grow cauliflower's like that? Mine had huge leaves with little tiny flower heads. Then the catapillar's attacked them. Who said growing organically was simple?

  31. WOW Jodi, your gardens are so lovely!!!!! What I wouldn't give to be able to raise vegetables in the winter. I love the layout of both of them.
    You two have been working so hard on these I can tell. The cabbages are so amazing! Let me tell you----I am loving this : )
    sending hugs...

  32. Hello Jody! Your kitchen gardenis really gorgeous!
    Very hard work, but and excellent result!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  33. There is so much awesome in this post! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  34. Oh, what a beautiful garden! I just love it. What a great view to have everyday, I going to show this to my hubby. I shared photos of your garden with him months ago, you and your husband have done a wonderful job. I could only wish our garden area looked so good.

  35. Beautiful Gardens! I love the way you created them...the are very remniscent of old plantation kitchen gardens. Lovely.


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